Writing for his blog, innovation author Scott Berkun lists the 5 best innovation books ever, based on the research he did for his book, The Myths of Innovation. Before listing the titles he provides 5 points of clarification including how most innovation books are “terrifyingly (and ironically) boring.” He also questions why anyone should read a book about innovation. “Most skills in life are only acquired by work, and to be more creative means to create and learn, rather than merely read.” Gotta love the honesty. Here are his picks for the best innovation books ever:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship, by Peter Drucker.

Thinkertoys, by Michael Michalko

Dear Theo, By Vincent Van Gogh (& Irving Stone)

They All Laughed, by Ira Flatow

Brain Rules, by  John Medina

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